The Catcher In The Rye This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger was about a troubled teen-ager named Holden Caulfield. Holden's life is one a reader can relate to. This book has a cast of many characters, some who meant a lot to Holden but most I think were just created so Holden could make fun of them. The story tells how Holden gets kicked out of his third prep school just before Christmas. Being afraid to go home and face his parents, Holden spends a few days at a hotel in New York City. During that time Holden's life starts going downhill. But you need to know that he tells his story to a doctor in a mental hospital.

The language in this book is a bit strong but I liked that because Holden is a teenager and if he did not have foul language with his kind of personality, this book would be phony. It was hard for Holden to get along with people. The only person who I think he got along with was his sister, Phoebe. She is the only person who understands him. Another important character is Holden's late brother, Allie. After Allie's death, Holden starts not to care about his life.

J.D. Salinger wrote a terrific book. If I were to rate this book from one to ten, I would rate it a ten, because I enjoyed it very much. The character Holden has an interesting life to read about. If you have time, borrow The Catcher In The Rye at your local library. Trust me, you will enjoy it


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Kiwis.Odd.Chance said...
May 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm
Great review! I liked the book as well. In the beginning of the novel I felt like Holden was just being annoying about how complains about everything, but by the end of the book I felt that it was relateable and Holden was funny and a good guy. 
 
katiekat said...
Aug. 13, 2008 at 2:10 pm
What bewilders me is how you actually enjoyed this book. Imagine a girl, like me, being required to read it for school. It talks about things that guys would be interested in, but things that disgust girls. There was no point to this book and Holden was so negative throughout the entire book! One of the worst books I have ever read!
 
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